Forces of Nature

  • by Professor Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen
  • Narrated by Samuel West
  • 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A Sunday Times best seller.
A breathtaking and beautiful exploration of our planet, this groundbreaking audiobook accompanies the BBC One TV series, providing the deepest answers to the simplest questions.
'What is motion?'
'Why is every snowflake different?'
'Why is life symmetrical?'
To answer these and many other questions, Professor Brian Cox uncovers some of the most extraordinary natural events on Earth and in the universe and beyond.
From the immensity of the universe and the roundness of Earth to the form of every single snowflake, the forces of nature shape everything we see. Pushed to extremes, the results are astonishing. In seeking to understand the everyday world, the colours, structure, behaviour and history of our home, we develop the knowledge and techniques necessary to step beyond the everyday and approach the universe beyond.
Forces of Nature takes you to the great plains of the Serengeti, the volcanoes of Indonesia and the precipitous cliffs in Nepal to the humpback whales of the Caribbean and the northern lights of the Arctic. Brian will answer questions on Earth that will illuminate our understanding of the universe.
Think you know our planet?
Think again.


What the Critics Say

"In this book of the acclaimed BBC2 TV series, Professor Cox shows us the cosmos as we have never seen it before - a place full of the most bizarre and powerful natural phenomena." (Sunday Express)
"Engaging, ambitious and creative." (Guardian)
"Cox's romantic, lyrical approach to astrophysics all adds up to an experience that feels less like homework and more like having a story told to you. A really good story, too." (Guardian)


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Customer Reviews

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Beauriful, brilliant and awe inspiring. A accessible and magnificent read. Highly Recomend this to anyone, even if science doesn't interest you.
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- A

Something between my ears hurts.

Cox & Cohen have written another brilliant book getting across complex ideas in a relatively simple way. Samuel West's narration was 1st class helping the science sink in. I may need to listen once again to get all of concepts but this will hardly be a chore. If you're even vaguely interested in why stuff is how it is then you should give this book a go.
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- Ciderman

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-03-2017
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited